The Taliban ensure that all schools will reopen in March in Afghanistan after being segregated by sex

MADRID, Jan. 24 (Royals Blue) –

The authorities established by the Taliban in Afghanistan have announced this Monday that in March they will reopen all the schools in the country, both for boys and girls, after assuring on several occasions that the restart of classes would take place once segregation by sex was guaranteed. .

The spokesman for the Afghan Ministry of Education, Aziz Ahmad Reyan, stated that “whether or not the international community and the United States pay teachers’ salaries, the government will open schools in the spring, a decision that is not linked to requests for United States and the international community.

In this sense, he stressed that “the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan has no problem with the education of girls and that is why we have paid the teachers’ salaries,” according to the Afghan news agency Jaama Press.

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Thus, it has influenced that the authorities are working to train teachers and has added that they want to increase the number of hired so that there are only women teaching girls.

For his part, the spokesman for the Ministry of Higher Education, Ahmad Taqui, stated that the portfolio “is making efforts to reopen universities very soon,” said the , as reported by the Afghan television network Tolo TV.

Public universities have been closed since the Taliban took power in August 2021, something that the minister has blamed on the economic crisis and the lack of segregated classes to guarantee the separation of students.

The Taliban authorities have faced criticism for the closure of educational centers and the exclusion of female students from them, amid a battery of discriminatory measures against women that distance them from their jobs and govern aspects of their daily lives. .

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However, Taliban spokesman and Deputy Minister of Information and Culture Zabihullah Mujahid said in late November that girls will be able to resume their education from 2022 and stressed that “schools will reopen” in Afghanistan.

The Taliban have installed a government marked by the lack of women and representatives of other political groups. Despite this, the deputy prime minister of Afghanistan, Abdulsalam Hanafi, stressed in October that this Executive “is inclusive” and added that the fundamentalist group has tried to incorporate all ethnic groups and social sectors into the new authorities.

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